Tests during pregnancy have shown that everything was fine so it was a complete shock to me that my daughter has serious health problems. The genitourinary function was completely impaired and she had no anal orifice. When Dasha was nine days old, she had her first surgery – a plastic reconstruction of the genitourinary organs and a reconstruction of the rectum. After this surgery, my daughter had two small holes in her tummy – first one to get rid of the contents of her bowels and second for the excretion of urine. Dasha had many other serious operations but unfortunately, they didn't bring much luck. She still experiences incontinence of both urine and faeces. Dasha needs another surgery to expand the size of her gallbladder as at the moment its very small and can lead to complete atrophy. I have reached out to a specialist in London who has agreed to see Dasha and we now have hope that her condition improves. Please help us pay for the treatment! I am a single mother and there isn't anyone to help us!
Irina Rassadnikova, Vladimirskaya Oblast
Paediatric urological consultant at the Portland Hospital, Professor Imran Mushtaq (London, United Kingdom): 'I have now read the medical documents and spoken to Dasha's mum over Skype. Dasha's gallbladder size is insufficient and she has poor control of her defecation function. A thorough assessment is required, followed by surgery to increase the size of the gallbladder. There is a good chance that the urine retention function will be restored and Dasha will be able to use a catheter'.